Forsaken: A journaling TTRPG of the Earth's Last Days
Forsaken is a Wretched & Alone solo journaling TTRPG inspired by premillenial dispensationalist Christian theology and Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins' Left Behind series of novels. It aims to satirize the ideology of these beliefs, and warn players of the ideology driving them. In Forsaken, you will struggle to survive the Trial of the True God as foretold in the Scripture, while enduring the machinations of the Deceiver.
Categories: Solo, Journaling, Wretched & Alone, Apocalyptic
Deck of cards, 1 six-died die, 10 tokens (coins, prayer beads, scraps of paper), journaling implement (notebook, audio recorder, camera), wooden block tower (optional)
Time to Play: If played in one sitting, between 30 minutes to 1 hour. May be played with one prompt each day to extend gametime.
violence, war, terrorism, disease and illness, suicide, blood, insects, starvation, dehydration, natural disasters, religious recruitment and conversion, pain, body fluids, forced tattooing, mass execution, and references to conspiracy theories
Cost of production
Inspired by Armanda, I want to break down the labor involved in creating this game. This game took between 20 and 25 hours to create, and is valued at approximately $420 USD (nice).
This game is roughly 4200 words long, valued at a rate of $0.08 per word, comes out at $336 USD. It took 5 hours to do the layout and formatting of the game, a rate of $8/hr comes out to $40 USD. It took about 2 hours to find, edit, and properly cite the art ($16 USD). And I purchased Affinity Publisher for $25 USD to format the game. I added the last $3 because 417 isn't a funny number.
I hope this breakdown demonstrates the time and effort put into creating a game of this scale. Please consider purchasing it so I can continue to write weird and fun games in the future.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $8 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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